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Motherlode Blog: Counting the Days: ‘It’s Too Many Whales, Daddy’

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 9:28am
To count down the days of her father’s deployment, my daughter and I made a calendar adorned with a whale for each day he’d be gone. She was delighted with her work, until she took in what it meant.






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Earthquake Plan Would Require Retrofitting Thousands of Los Angeles Buildings

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 8:46am
Mayor Eric M. Garcetti announced an ambitious plan for preserving structures, water lines and telecommunications in a major quake.






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First Draft: Today in Politics

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 7:19am
A long-delayed Senate report documenting the C.I.A.’s torture of terrorism detainees is set to become public on Tuesday.






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Setting the Agenda: Campaign Tweets: Aimed at a Select Audience

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 6:46am
The goal is not to reach as many people as possible, but to influence smaller groups like journalists, who are themselves influencers.






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Berkeley Protesters Block Freeway Over Garner and Brown Killings

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 2:11am
Demonstrators managed to block Interstate 80 for hours late Monday, the third night of protests in the city over the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases.






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Propensity for Pessimism: The Battle Over Douglas Elmendorf — and the Inability to See Good News

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 12:30am
A debate over whether to reappoint the budget director raises a larger question about resistance to good news.
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Crews Battle 2 Large Fires in Los Angeles

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 12:15am
The larger fire downtown closed portions of two major freeways and blanketed the area in ash and heavy smoke.






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MoveOn.org Looks to Nudge Elizabeth Warren Into 2016 Presidential Race

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:57pm
The liberal group MoveOn.org is poised to spend $1 million on a campaign to draft Senator Warren, the Massachusetts Democrat, into the 2016 presidential race.






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Kerry Plans to Attend Climate Talks

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:50pm
Secretary of State John Kerry will attend climate talks in Lima, Peru, to encourage countries to strike an agreement on reducing carbon emissions.






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French Holocaust Survivors Promise to Fight Exclusion From New Reparations

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:27pm
A $60 million accord for victims transported to concentration camps by the French national railway is facing criticism for leaving out French citizens.






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National Briefing | South: Louisiana: Education Waiver Renewed

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 10:27pm
Federal officials have again granted Louisiana a waiver from compliance with the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law.






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National Briefing | New England: Vermont: Governor’s Race Is Going to Legislature Without a Concession

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 10:04pm
The second-place finisher in last month’s election for governor, Scott Milne, said Monday that he was staying in the race, bucking recent history of the losing candidate’s conceding, and leaving the final say up to the State Legislature.






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National Briefing | Mid-Atlantic: Maryland: Six Are Killed When Plane Strikes House

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 10:01pm
A small, private jet crashed into a house in Gaithersburg, a Washington, D.C., suburb, on Monday, killing a woman and her young sons inside the home and three people on the aircraft, the authorities said.






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Cemetery Plan Clashes With Neighbors’ Culture

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 9:48pm
Much opposition comes from Chinese and Indian immigrants whose cultural taboos have led them to balk at a proposed 100,000-plot cemetery.






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White House and G.O.P. Clash Over Torture Report

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 9:15pm
As some officials expressed fears of violent reprisals, the White House acknowledged “some risk” and a desire for transparency.
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Ernest Brace, Civilian Pilot Held as P.O.W. in Vietnam, Dies at 83

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 9:12pm
Ernest C. Brace, a C.I.A. contract flier, was held in a Hanoi prison cell next to that of a future senator, John McCain.
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Audio and Witness Interviews Are Among Ferguson Records Released

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 9:03pm
The St. Louis County prosecutor’s office began releasing more records from a grand jury’s examination of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.






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University of Virginia Won’t Lift Fraternity Ban Amid Furor Over Rape Story in Rolling Stone

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 9:02pm
In a statement, the university neither lifted its suspension of Greek activities nor apologized for it, in the wake of a disputed magazine article about a rape at a fraternity house.






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National Questions Over Police Hit Home in Cleveland

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 9:01pm
A Cleveland officer’s fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice has highlighted differences in a neighborhood over the police’s role.






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U.S. Lowers One Hurdle to Obtaining a Mortgage

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 9:01pm
The program will offer mortgages with a down payment of as little as 3 percent of the purchase price.
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